Easy Pumpkin Patties

Delightfully easy Pumpkin Patties are the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate the season with. The cute factor here is off the charts!

Delightfully easy Pumpkin Patties are the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate the season with. The cute factor here is off the charts! Great for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

It’s a little ironic that my first pumpkin recipe of the season doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin –  like, at all. But I hope you’ll forgive me because these pumpkin-shaped patties have cute written all over them.

Months ago I was brainstorming ideas for the fall season.  Which is in itself, a little funny because anyone who knows me knows that I am pretty much the worst blogger ever when it comes to planning.  I make it, I take pics, and then I share with you all.

I wish (like a hundred thousand times wish) that I was one of those bloggers that have all their posts done weeks, nay, months in advance.  Alas, that’s just not how I roll.  It’s something I’m working on – my editorial calendar looks ah-mazing! Now, if I could just follow through :)

Anyways, I actually made these sweet treats over a week ago and have been smiling to myself each time I see them.  It’s hard not to…I mean, really! The cute factor here is off the charts!

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I took my go-to mint pattie recipe and with the help of some pretzels and some taffy, made these adorable little pumpkins.  It had occurred to me that the lines created when pressing the patties with the tines of the fork would resemble the lines found on an actual pumpkin.  I had originally thought I would just pinch the patty together to get a more realistic pumpkin shape but when I went to slide in the pretzel stick “stem”, the most amazing thing happened – the perfect pumpkin shape!

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Bryce helped me knock out enough of these pumpkins for his class and for lots of Reece’s friends as well.  It’s so easy, a five-year old can do it :)  He broke the pretzels in half and then pushed them in the top of the pumpkin, using another pretzel to stabilize the patty. Doing so, creates the very curves we wanted.  Each and every pumpkin is perfectly unique.

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We used laffy taffy for the leaves but any smushable green candy will work – think Starburst.  We tore off a small bit and after creating the perfect leaf for the first two pumpkins, got bored and impatient, and hurried through the rest.  Honestly, I think they all look great.

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The patties dry up over night and by the next day, the pretzel is firmly positioned inside the patty and the pumpkins can be picked up by their “stems”.  Love these!

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Easy Pumpkin Patties
 
Delightfully easy Pumpkin Patties are the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate the season with. The cute factor here is off the charts!
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Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Challenge butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 - 2 tsp your choice of extract or candy flavoring - I used orange
  • food coloring - preferably gel or paste
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (to roll balls in)
  • 18 pretzels, broken in half for stems
  • 10 green candies - Starburst, Laffy Taffy, etc.
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, food coloring, and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract ½ teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
  3. Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
  5. Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
  6. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  7. Flatten gently with a fork.
  8. Gently press one half of a pretzel into the top of the pumpkin using a second pretzel to stabilize. Repeat for all candies.
  9. Tear off a small piece of green candy and shape it into a leaf. Stick it on the pretzel. Repeat for all candies.
  10. Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

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Comments

  1. So cute and festive! My kids would definitely love to help make these.
    Pinned!

  2. This looks so festive and delicious!
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  3. Oh my gosh these are the cutest things EVER. And I read in (Rachael Ray I think) that the Wilkins extract is making pumpkin spice flavor this year!! Perfect for these.
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  4. These are just so adorable!!
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  5. These are too cute! My kids will go nuts when I make these!
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  6. First of all, these are ADORABLE. I LOVE them! This is my kind of recipe. I am all about the decorating and cute factor.

    Second of all, I blog like you. I desperately wish I could bake more ahead of time. I am convinced it would make my life easier. Unfortunately, time doesn’t allow for that type of planning for me. Some day! ::sighs::

    Thanks again for sharing this recipe. I am pinning this one! :)
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  7. Trish, seriously adorable! like over the top with the cute factor
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  8. These are so adorable, Trish! You always come up with the most creative treats! Pinning. :)
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  9. How cute are these little guys! The kids are going to love making these!
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  10. These are adorable Trish!
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  11. These are seriously the cutest!!! They look so perfect.
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  12. pumpkin treats with no pumpkin? perfect! i love how you made the shapes :)
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  13. So cute and yummy!! I love that they actually don’t taste like pumpkin. I’m not a fan of pumpkin taste, but I love the smell and look of them. These are perfect for me!! Thanks so much :)

  14. Oh my gosh, these are the most adorable pumpkin treats Trish! Love them, my son would love absolutely love these – pinning :)
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  15. OMG! These are soooo cute. I am immediately assuming your kids have THE cutest Halloween costumes in the neighbor hood. Lol
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  16. Is it weird that I get excited for every season so see how you make your famous mint patties?! I hope not! These cuties are totally fabulous once again Trish!
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  17. Trish, you are a GENIUS!!!! These are too crazy cute!!!!!!
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  18. These are the cutest! I’m so ready for Fall!
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  19. Making these with the kiddos! So cute! Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

  20. These are so darn cute! I love them! BTW, I am so behind in my blog posts, that I have moved onto fall anyway, and I guess I will save my others for next year, haha!
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  21. Absolutely adorable! Love your pumpkin-shaping technique.

  22. These look delicious!! And I gotta say, thank you thank you for mentioning how you blog. Its nice to know other bloggers have the same kind of “schedule” :)

  23. Such a cute idea!! I’m like you when it comes to planning what’s going up next. I’m like…all these idea sound so great! Shoot need something for tonight! Make, shoot, post. One of these days I hope to have a bit of buffer built up. Maybe it’ll be one of my resolutions for the new year!
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    • Thanks Alexis! Honestly, I have been trying for the past two years to build up a blog post buffer and while sometimes I may have 1-2 ready to go, it’s a rarity, with a capital R. I’m not giving up though! If you figure out the secret, let me know!

  24. I’m in LOVE with these!! Seriously, they are the cutest yummy thing I’ve seen all week! :) Pinned!

  25. Oh my goodness, those are so cute!! They caught my eye at the Two Cup Tuesday Linky Party :)
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  26. Nicole Dein says:

    This recipe is so adorable. Question: Can you freeze these with the pretzel in it?? I am getting married Oct. 11th and I was planning on making mints this weekend, but this is so cute not to pass up for a fall wedding. I have also never made mints before. Do they freeze well? Thanks for any advice!

  27. These are cute as ever and oh so easy, that zip list thing for saving recipes….. Oh so cool have to make note of that for future posts!

  28. Lindsey Holemon says:

    This might be a silly question, but do you use butter or margarine? Also, did you put mint extract in them?

  29. I have always seen these being sold at Michaels and other stores and assumed they would be terribly difficult to make, but this does not seem to be the case at all. Not only that, but it also seems like a great activity to engage your kids in, or friends (because I don’t have kids yet!). Thanks for the spooky treat~

  30. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing at The Pin Junkie! Your pumpkin patties are being featuring at this week’s party at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/10/pin-junkie-pin-party-87.html
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  31. Is there a way to make these without corn syrup? My daughter is having a Cinderella party and these would be perfect. Unfortunately she has an intolerance to corn syrup.

  32. Absolutelly adorable!!! Will be making these soon!
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  33. Trish these are adorable! I love cute food!
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  34. These are adorable with a capital A! Can you tell me approximately how many the recipe makes and do you think the recipe could be cut in half…Thank you!

  35. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    These pumpkin patties are soooo cute, Trish! Thanks so much for sharing them at Freedom Fridays – I’m choosing this as one of my features this week! :)

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  37. I think instead of using different candies for the leaf, why not use some of the recipe, dye it green roll into little balls and shape into leaves?

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